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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 2991
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great museum” (32 reviews)
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Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 516 2991
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"audio guide"
in 24 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 35 reviews
"great museum"
in 32 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 27 reviews
"spanish conquest"
in 12 reviews
"huge museum"
in 6 reviews
"colonial period"
in 8 reviews
"former monastery"
in 11 reviews
"santo domingo church"
in 25 reviews
"museum houses"
in 6 reviews
"ethnobotanical garden"
in 19 reviews
"dominican monastery"
in 6 reviews
"rich history"
in 6 reviews
"pre columbian"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"few hours"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this and plan on several hours to enjoy the large variety. Wonderful building and wonderful exhibits.

Thank CACahill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The best museum in Oaxaca that takes you though the history of the state, starting with the indigenous, through Spanish conquest and though today. A beautiful building providing wonderful picture opportunities of Oaxaca and the Ethnobotanical gardens. Glad we saved the best for last!

Thank Jessyca505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Museum of Cultures was a valuable way to better understand the culture and history of the region. The displays are well done and very informative. We enjoyed the walk through the beautiful courtyards and the magnificent views of the botanical gardens...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely view as well over the botanic garden. Interesting intact courtyard designed to collect water. We rushed through some of the exhibits as unfortunately we did not have sufficient time. But really enjoyed what we saw except that the signs are only in spanish

Thank MikeBirdman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in an old convent with a seemingly endless number of courtyards and cloisters this museum covers the convent itself, pre-hispanic cultures of Oaxaca (great ground-work before Monte Alban or Mitla), Spanish Conquistador life in Oaxaca and for good measure there are assorted art exhibits...More

Thank dbaaronson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum will take several hours to browse the many rooms of exhibits. Most relate to the ancient civilization that preceded current day Oaxaca although there are exhibits from the 18th and 19th centuries. We found the exhibits of the formative culture most interesting, in...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Museum has lots to see, we have a few Spanish words but not enough to understand all the detailed history which was available to educate us about the Olmec, Zapotec and Mayan history. Google translate did not help very much. Also no water, backpacks...More

1  Thank kpgreynomads
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Whether you speak Spanish or not, this is an excellent museum to wander through. It is housed in a huge former convent and it's a magical place just to walk around. My favorite part was seeing the pre-Hispanic ceramic art. I think all of the...More

1  Thank AntarcticaGirl
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

This is a huge place with many things to see. Too many rooms, we are not sure we saw them all. All of the descriptions are in Spanish so if you don't read Spanish you might consider getting a guide. I think the guides charge...More

Thank Luis B
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

gives you a perfect overview of local history. Periods presented in different rooms in a beautifully restored Dominican monastry

Thank ulibear
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gratitude506
March 19, 2018|
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Response from DiningDiva619 | Reviewed this property |
Not to worry Katherine, the relics you bought are not old. They are most likely good reproductions. The old gentlemen inside Monte Alban are authorized to sell souvenirs to tourists. So set out those pottery heads and... More
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el C
January 10, 2018|
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Response from DiningDiva619 | Reviewed this property |
Was there in December 2017 and we paid an admission. I don't remember exactly what we paid for admission. If I recall correctly, it was around $50 Pesos +/-
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DorindaEnnis
April 10, 2017|
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Tourist from Massachusetts, longtime student and admirer of Latin American history and cultures
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